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Russian Emergency Situations employees help a boy to bath in the icy water on Epiphany at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Ostankino near TV Tower in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Across Russia, the devout and the daring are observing the Orthodox Christian feast day of Epiphany by immersing themselves in frigid water through holes cut through the ice of lakes and rivers. Epiphany celebrates the revelation of Jesus Christ as the incarnation of God through his baptism in the River Jordan. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
January 18, 2019 - 4:05 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Across Russia, the devout and the daring are observing the Orthodox Christian feast day of Epiphany by immersing themselves in frigid water through holes cut through the ice of lakes and rivers. Epiphany celebrates the revelation of Jesus Christ as the incarnation of God through his...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, Karen Pence smiles as she gives a tour of the holiday decorations at the Vice President's residence in Washington. It’s back to school for Karen Pence. Mrs. Pence began teaching art to elementary students at Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 17, 2019 - 8:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says the criticism of Christian education in America should stop. Pence is responding to media reports of his wife returning to teach at a school that says it can refuse to employ gay and lesbian teachers or enroll children with gay or lesbian parents...
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Metropolitan Epiphanius, the head of the independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, conducts the Christmas service in the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
January 17, 2019 - 8:30 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine's parliament on Thursday adopted a bill spelling out procedures for transferring church property after a new unified Ukrainian Orthodox church was granted independence. The bill could potentially affect some 12,000 churches in Ukraine and vast amounts of property,...
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Pope Francis arrives in the Paul VI hall on the occasion his weekly general audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
January 16, 2019 - 8:40 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is insisting that bishops attending his high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit will learn the laws to use against predators, how to care for victims and will make sure that no cleric abuse cases are covered up again. The Vatican on Wednesday provided details about...
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January 15, 2019 - 1:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The governing body for the Jesuit order in the northeastern United States released a list Tuesday of 50 priests under its jurisdiction who have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct with minors. All but 15 of the Roman Catholic priests on the list released by the USA Northeast...
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Mourners carry the coffin at the funeral of Ulster historian and politician Dr Ian Adamson at Conlig Presbyterian Church in County Down, Northern Ireland, Monday Jan. 14, 2019. Van Morrison has performed one of his best-loved songs “Into the Mystic” - long seen as one of his most mysterious and evocative songs - at the funeral of his longtime friend the historian and politician Ian Adamson.(Michael McHugh/PA via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 12:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — Van Morrison has performed one of his best-loved songs at the funeral of his longtime friend, the historian and politician Ian Adamson. Morrison sang "Into the Mystic" — one of his most mysterious, evocative songs — at Adamson's funeral Monday at Conlig Presbyterian Church in Northern...
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Framed by a Christmas tree, Pope Francis blesses the crowd as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 13, 2019 - 8:38 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis offered new parents a bit of advice Sunday, telling them it's perfectly normal to fight, but just not in front of the children. Francis warned of the "anguish" of children who see their parents fight during a ceremony to baptize 27 newborns, an annual tradition that...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2011, file photo, then Cardinal Theodore McCarrick prays during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall assembly in Baltimore. A lawyer says the key accuser in the sex abuse case against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has met with New York City prosecutors, evidence that the scandal that has convulsed the papacy is now part of the broader U.S. law enforcement investigation into sex abuse and cover-up in the Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 12, 2019 - 2:09 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The key accuser in the sex abuse case against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has met with New York City prosecutors, evidence that the scandal that has convulsed the papacy is now part of the broader U.S. law enforcement investigation into sex abuse and cover-up in the Catholic...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo, father Roy Snipes, pastor of the La Lomita Chapel, shows Associated Press journalists the land on either side of the Rio Grande at the US-Mexico border in Mission, Texas. Portions of Father Snipes' church land in Mission could be seized by the federal government to construct additional border wall and fence lines. Rather than surrender their land to the federal government, some property owners on the Texas border are digging in to fight President Donald Trump's border wall. They are rejecting buyout offers and preparing to battle the administration in court. Trump is scheduled to travel to the border Thursday to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall. (AP Photo/John L. Mone)
January 10, 2019 - 4:44 pm
HIDALGO, Texas (AP) — As President Donald Trump traveled to the border in Texas to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall , landowner Eloisa Cavazos says she knows firsthand how the project will play out if the White House gets its way. The federal government has started surveying land along the...
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January 10, 2019 - 4:34 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's top law enforcement official on Thursday announced a hone hotline for victims to report child sex abuse associated with a place of worship or school across the U.S. state, which is steeped in Catholicism like few others. Attorney General Brian Frosh announced the...
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